BNP to wage movement to oust govt at appropriate time, says Moudud

Bangladesh Nationalist Party leaders, including senior leader Moudud Ahmed, hold a press briefing at the party central office in Dhaka on Wednesday protesting at the incident of keeping Moudud confined to his village home at Companiganj in Noakhali on Eid Day on Saturday. — New Age photo

Bangladesh Nationalist Party standing committee member Moudud Ahmed said on Wednesday that movements like 1969 and 1990 would be launched to oust the incumbent ‘autocratic’ government.
Moudud, at a news briefing at BNP central office in Dhaka, said that it was not possible to oust any autocratic government anywhere in the world through peaceful and constitutional movements. ‘Similarly it is not possible in Bangladesh.’
He said that appropriate programmes would be given at an appropriate time to oust the government.
Moudud, flanked by the party’s former lawmakers for greater Noakhali seats, accused Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader for instructing the police to confine Moudud to his village home in Noakhali on the Eid-ul-Fitr day on Saturday.
He said that the incident of confining him by the police had been done ‘definitely on the directive’ of the ruling party’s general secretary.
He added that the police officials had told him that they were acting on instructions from high-ups, indicating that the AL general secretary did not want them to allow Moudud to go out of his home.
Moudud, a former law minister, said that he was not allowed to go to Eid congregation as the police put up a barricade by placing a truck in front of his village home.
Moudud claimed that he remained confined to his village home for seven days and could host any iftar party in his constituency as the police put restricts.
He termed Quader’s statement that the police were deployed for his security as false.
He also said that effective programmes had to be given for freeing the party’s jailed chairperson Khaleda Zia.
BNP leaders Mohammad Shahjahan, Barkatullah Bulu, Zainul Abdin Farrooque, Abul Khayer Bhuiyan, Mahbub Uddin Khokon and Shahiduddin Chowdhury Annie, among others were present at the briefing.

Source: New Age.

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